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Flash Boys

by Michael Lewis

Hardcover, 274 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $27.95, published March 31 2014 | purchase

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Michael Lewis argues that post-crisis Wall Street continues to be controlled by large banks and explains how a small, diverse group of Wall Street men have banded together to reform the financial markets.

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A Fighting Chance

by Elizabeth Warren

Hardcover, 365 pages, Henry Holt & Co, $28, published April 22 2014 | purchase

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Elizabeth Warren

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The Massachusetts senator chronicles her childhood pursuit of an education and her two-decade career in Washington.

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Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book

by Diane Muldrow

Hardcover, 1 volume (unpaged), Random House Childrens Books, $9.99, published September 24 2013 | purchase

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Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book
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Diane Muldrow

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A "guide to life" for grown fans of classic Little Golden Books combines lighthearted advice with illustrations from 60 favorites that convey such nuggets of wisdom as "don't forget to enjoy your wedding," "be a hugger" and "sweatpants are bad for morale."

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David and Goliath

Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

by Malcolm Gladwell

Hardcover, 305 pages, Little Brown & Co, $29, published October 1 2013 | purchase

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David and Goliath
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Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
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Malcolm Gladwell

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David and Goliath uncovers the hidden rules that shape the balance between the weak, the mighty, the powerful and the dispossessed.

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Thrive

The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder

by Arianna Huffington

Hardcover, 342 pages, Random House Inc, $26, published March 25 2014 | purchase

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Thrive
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The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder
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Arianna Huffington

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Thrive explores the nurturing of well-being, wisdom and compassion to create a healthy work-life balance.

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The Boys In The Boat

Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

by Daniel James Brown

Hardcover, 404 pages, Penguin Group USA, $28.95, published June 4 2013 | purchase

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The Boys In The Boat
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Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
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Daniel James Brown

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Daniel James Brown traces the story of an American rowing team from the University of Washington that defeated elite rivals at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics, sharing the experiences of their enigmatic coach, a visionary boat builder and a homeless teen rower.

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Everybody's Got Something

by Robin Roberts and Veronica Chambers

Hardcover, 263 pages, Grand Central Pub, $27, published April 22 2014 | purchase

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Everybody's Got Something
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Robin Roberts and Veronica Chambers

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The beloved Good Morning America anchor shares the incredible journey that's been her life so far and the lessons she learned along the way as she battled breast cancer and a rare blood disorder and dealt with the death of her mother. 300,000 first printing.

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Uganda Be Kidding Me

by Chelsea Handler

Hardcover, 257 pages, Grand Central Pub, $27, published March 4 2014 | purchase

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Uganda Be Kidding Me
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Chelsea Handler

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The talk show host presents a collection of humorous essays about her life and loves and the state of the world.

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Living With a Wild God

A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth About Everything

by Barbara Ehrenreich

Hardcover, 237 pages, Grand Central Pub, $26, published April 8 2014 | purchase

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Living With a Wild God
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Barbara Ehrenreich

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Part memoir, part spiritual inquiry, an atheist and rationalist, after coming across the journal she kept during her adolescence, sets out to answer her younger self's uninhibited musings on questions of spirituality, science and morality.

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The Divide

American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap

by Matt Taibbi and Molly Crabapple

Hardcover, 416 pages, Random House Inc, $27, published April 8 2014 | purchase

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American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap
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Matt Taibbi and Molly Crabapple

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The investigative journalist analyzes the emotionally galvanizing wealth gap in America and how it is transforming the meaning of rights, justice, and basic citizenship.

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Capital in the Twenty-First Century

by Thomas Piketty and Arthur Goldhammer

Hardcover, 685 pages, Harvard Univ Pr, $39.95, published April 15 2014 | purchase

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Capital in the Twenty-First Century
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Thomas Piketty and Arthur Goldhammer

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French economist Thomas Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from 20 countries, ranging as far back as the 18th century, to uncover key economic and social patterns about wealth and inequality.

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10% Happier

How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-help That Actually Works: A True Story

by Dan Harris

Hardcover, 237 pages, HarperCollins, $25.99, published March 11 2014 | purchase

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Dan Harris

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The TV anchor takes readers on a ride from the outer reaches of neuroscience to the inner sanctum of network news looking to discover a way to happiness.

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Congratulations, by the Way

Some Thoughts on Kindness

by George Saunders and Chelsea Cardinal

Hardcover, 1 volume (unpaged), Random House Inc, $14, published April 22 2014 | purchase

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Some Thoughts on Kindness
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George Saunders and Chelsea Cardinal

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Drawing on his well-received convocation address at Syracuse University, one of today's most influential and original writers shows us how to lead kinder, more fulfilling lives.

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The Sixth Extinction

An Unnatural History

by Elizabeth Kolbert

Hardcover, 319 pages, Henry Holt & Co, $28, published February 11 2014 | purchase

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The Sixth Extinction
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An Unnatural History
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Elizabeth Kolbert

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Elizabeth Kolbert draws on the work of geologists, botanists, marine biologists and other researchers to discuss five devastating mass extinctions and to predict the coming of a sixth.

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Six Amendments

How and Why We Should Change the Constitution

by John Paul Stevens

Hardcover, 177 pages, Little Brown & Co, $23, published April 22 2014 | purchase

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Six Amendments
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How and Why We Should Change the Constitution
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John Paul Stevens

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A retired Supreme Court Justice who served more than 30 years describes how the U.S. Constitution needs to be amended, detailing six specific changes that will protect democracy and ensure the safety and well-being of all American citizens.

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